(Parenting.com) -- You've mastered the playdate, but now it's time for the date-date.
If you're feeling nervous or confused about entering the complex world of dating again, you're not alone. Cheese, library, my backyard -- I don't really find myself in adult environments these days.
Growing up in Arlington, Megan Donnelly never imagined she would one day be a divorced mother, navigating the singles scene here in her 40s.
But that’s the reality she entered when her marriage broke up eight years ago.
Being that those are three of my food groups, I can’t tell you how ready I was to leave.
I mean, we can never share a slice of cheesecake or a bottle of wine?
Plus, it’s free to join and search, and there’s a great tool that allows members to zoom in, and find other members in their area.
I guess what I'm telling myself is--I'd rather be single. From my perspective as a working single mom, a guy has to be pretty special to take time away from my child when I already wish that I had more time with him.
She’s since dipped her toe into the dating pool, but is not impressed: “I had coffee with someone I met on and we were discussing health, fitness, etc.,” she says.
“He mentioned that he had recently given up caffeine, alcohol and sugar, among other things.
” Finding men with compatible interests (and tastes) hasn’t been easy for Donnelly, a dental hygienist.
“Now I’m at a point where I should get out there [more], but I don’t know where the men are,” she says with a sigh.